If you’re seeing more Chilean wines on the store shelves, you’re not imagining it: Chilean wine is having a moment. Exports have quadrupled in the last decade and the planted area has nearly doubled to a staggering 130,000 hectares under vine. Today, Chile has an estimated 8,000 producers creating masterpieces with their top four grapes: […]
Chile may be a New World country, but don’t call its wine industry young. While there has been an explosion of quality Chilean wine appearing stateside over the past 30 years, its first grapevines were planted as early as the 1500s. European immigrants brought more varieties, particularly from Bordeaux, to Chile in the 1800s. Until […]
Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography. Its sprawling coastline, rolling plains, mountainous regions, and glaciers that border its southern tip make Chile one of the most interesting places to make red, white, rosé, and even sparkling wine in the world.
Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany. These are undoubtedly the world’s best-known wine-growing regions. But look beyond the clichéd mainstays and you’ll see that one of the most exciting, diverse, and rapidly expanding grape-growing epicenters is actually below the equator. Way below. For years, Chile has provided the world with a wealth of Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlots, […]
The signature grape of Chile, Carménère actually got its start in Bordeaux. Those Bordelaise roots explains the intense green aromas and flavors that shine through alongside ripe black fruit. Today, the category spans unoaked, easy-drinking wines, as well as rich and Bordeaux-like bottles. As Chilean winemakers further enhance their expertise with their adopted grape, the […]
These bites are the perfect snack or appetizer: simple to make and bursting with flavor. Packed with protein from the quinoa, they’re gluten free, low in fat and absolutely delicious. The only thing that could make your Quinoa Pizza Bite experience even better would be to enjoy them with a glass of Carmenere from Chile. Considered the national […]
Tired of your usual go-to bottle of red but not sure where to go? Looking for something a little more interesting than that generic varietal you see all over your favorite wine shop? This week we’re taking it to the Southern Hemisphere and exploring the wines of the Colchagua Valley, one of Chile’s most renowned […]